Particle-specific characterisation of non-hazardous, coarse-shredded mixed waste for real-time quality assurance

Thomas Weißenbach, Renato Sarc

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The development of a pre-treatment plant for non-hazardous, solid mixed waste into a smart waste factory for future involves the introduction of real-time characterisation of waste streams by applying sensor technology. First, research has been conducted on the application of near-infrared spectroscopy for quality assurance of solid recovered fuels (SRF) produced by the pre-treatment plant. The method is based on statistical analyses, thereby requiring a comprehensive database of detailed waste data. To ensure high-precision measurements, data must be gathered at the level of individual particles and must cover a broad spectrum of different particle types. In a previous study, the fine-shredded SRF (
Original languageGerman
Article number113878
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of environmental management
Issue number1 January
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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